Ellison: I Will Not Attend Trump’s Inauguration
Rep. Keith Ellison said on Monday that he will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate. I won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration.
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 16, 2017
The Hill reports:
Ellison’s cited not wanting to “celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate,” in a tweet on Monday.
He joins a growing list of Democrats who have refused to attend Trump’s inauguration, a list that has expanded since Trump attacked Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) over the weekend.
Trump called Lewis “all talk” and “no action” after the civil rights icon said he did not view Trump as a “legitimate president.”
Ellison cited his support for Lewis in a series of tweets on Monday before his official announcement about not attending the inauguration.
“No question I am #StandingwithJohnLewis and millions of people around the country who have been targeted by #realDonaldTrump,” he tweeted.
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